Designing to increase the yields from a permaculture Alumni Network as a design task on a modular PDC.
Design period: January 2013 – April 2014
Client: Sector39 – incorporating Steve Jones, permaculture teacher & all the people who have been on or involved in his courses
In Autumn 2012 there was a gathering for the people who were on my PDC. Three of us made it along to Sanna and Ali’s house and we (and the 5 dogs!) had such a wonderful time that we decided the five of us should repeat it regularly!
At the next gathering Jess asked us all whether we would be interested in helping her to do a permaculture design for an organisation she was involved with and they would pay our travel expenses. She had already done a successful design for her own business, but wanted some help and support with this one. I was definitely up for it because I was trying to get all of the permaculture experience that I could. As we did it during our next gathering our designing was a mixture of a social weekend with a few hours focussed designing time and more informal discussion.
A group design, all of us fairly new to permaculture and having never used the design web before. The purpose of the design was to assess and tweak the UK membership organisation for Humanistic Psychology practitioners to make it resilient and regenerative.
Design period: December 2012 to September 2013
Client: UK Association of Humanistic Psychology Practioners – UKAHPP (represented by Jessica Smith). They covered our travel expenses for the design weekend.
My first attempt at a land-based design as a present for my mother, designing her allotment. It was definitely a steep learning curve.
Design period: November 2012 – October 2013
Client: My Mum